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Being Human

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The BEING HUMAN series is produced in two talks, with the option of having one or both talks supplied.

‘The Single Story’ explores the topic of poverty, addressing concepts generated through our perception of charity, development aid and ‘voluntourism’. 

‘By Design’ explores the topic of social construction in product design. How can something as everyday as an iron board for example, influence roles within the home? Can design interfere with our identity…career opportunities…or even our survival outcomes? 

“The danger with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, it’s that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story”.

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Stereotypes | Empathy | Equality | Social Values

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The talk

Being Human utilises creative, entertaining and engaging presentation tools to bring to life concepts that continue to challenge and intrigue us. The focus will be on enhancing and understanding the role of empathy in relation to the core themes of Being Human.

Being Human is available in the following formats. For more information please get in touch.

1 Hour Talk

Duration: 45 Minute talk + 15 minutes Q&As

Number of students: unlimited

Most suitable for: KS4 – KS5

Our speakers

Being Human is delivered by speakers with current experience of researching and working within the field of international development and product design. From these perspectives we are able to bring your students thought-provoking, engaging and even entertaining introductions and insights in the themes of empathy and social construction.

Careers education

Being Human elicits important discussion suitable for SMSC and PSHE development. The option of adding a half-day workshop supports exploration of interview skills. Please contact us to find out more.

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